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Papandopulo: Piano Concerto No. 3 & Violin Concerto / Triendl, Zhu, Matvejeff, Rijeka Opera Symphony


Release Date: 03/17/2017 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 555100  
Composer:  Boris Papandopulo
Performer:  Oliver TriendlDan Zhu
Conductor:  Ville Matvejeff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rijeka Opera Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Boris Papandopulo (1906-1991) was a Yugoslav composer and conductor of Russian Jewish descent. His father was Greek nobleman Konstantin Papandopulo and Croatian opera singer Maja Strozzi-Pecic. He worked as a music writer, journalist, and reviewer in addition to his composition career. This new release from the Rijeka Opera Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ville Matvejeff features Papandopulo’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 and his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra op. 125. He is joined for the former by pianist Oliver Triendl, and for the latter by violinist Dan Zhu. Boris Papandopulo (1906-1991) was a Yugoslav composer and conductor of Russian Jewish descent. His father was Greek nobleman Konstantin Papandopulo and Croatian opera singer Maja Strozzi-Pecic. He worked as a music writer, journalist, and reviewer in addition to his composition career. This new release from the Rijeka Opera Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ville Matvejeff features Papandopulo’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 and his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra op. 125. He is joined for the former by pianist Oliver Triendl, and for the latter by violinist Dan Zhu. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for piano & string orchestra No. 3 by Boris Papandopulo
Performer:  Oliver Triendl (Piano)
Conductor:  Ville Matvejeff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rijeka Opera Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Croatia 
2.
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 125 by Boris Papandopulo
Performer:  Dan Zhu (Violin)
Conductor:  Ville Matvejeff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rijeka Opera Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Croatia 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A Worthy Revival September 19, 2017 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "Boris Papandopulo's Piano Concerto No. 3 is one of the best-known works by this relatively unknown composer. Croatian composer Papandopulo was a powerhouse of creativity, producing over 460 works, plus writing volumes as a music writer, journalist, and reviewer. And he also regularly performed as a concert pianist and accompanist. The Piano Concerto No. 3 is a work of a composer who's in full command of his talents. Folk elements, classical post-romanticism, and jazz are thrown together in a heady mix. Rather than being a stylistic mess, the concerto's a high-energy work that's just plain fun to listen to. Pianist Oliver Triendl performs admirably, effectively conveying the exuberance of the music. Although the work is a good half-hour long, it seems to fly by in half that time. Papandopulo's Violin Concerto is a more substantial work, staying more within the strictly classical realm. It was composed during the Second World War, which may explain its relatively darker tone. Still, Papandopulo's essentially joyful spirit can't remain suppressed. The melodies fairly sparkle at times, especially in the first movement. Violin soloist Dan Zhu plays with a rich, warm tone. He also captures the "sobbing" sound of a gypsy violin, an important folk element in this concerto. There's plenty of technical challenges here, as well as some beautifully crafted melodies. Thanks to CPO for bringing these extraordinary concertos back to the world stage." Report Abuse
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